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Law and Long-Term Economic ChangeA Eurasian Perspective$
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Debin Ma and Jan Luiten van Zanden

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780804772730

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.001.0001

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Law and Long-Term Economic Change

Law and Long-Term Economic Change

An Editorial Introduction

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(p.1) Chapter One Law and Long-Term Economic Change
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Law and Long-Term Economic Change
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Debin Ma, Jan Luiten van Zanden
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804772730.003.0001

This chapter introduces the main themes of this volume, aiming to help in the interpretation of the complex and interactive relationship between law and economic growth. It argues that legal traditions in various parts of the world drew on very different cultural concepts about family, property, authority, religion, and property rights, which were filtered or converted by different power structures and social groups into operational legal rules and procedures that had long-lasting consequences on the long-term economic trajectories for different civilizations. It also notes that cultural and historical differences do exist and that these matter for long-term economic change.

Keywords:   property rights, economic growth, legal traditions, economic change

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